World's famous Buddhist Temple - Kamakura Great Buddha

The Kotoku- is a prominent Buddhist temple of the Jodo shu sect situated in the city of Kamakura in Japan. The temple is famous for its great Buddhist statue (or daibutsu). A massive outdoor demonstration of Amida Buddha, is one of Japan’s most celebrated Buddhist figures.

Cast in bronze, the Great Buddha stands at over 13 meters(40 feet) in height and weighs nearly 93 tons.The statue reportedly dates from 1252 and is generally believed to have been spread by the Buddhist monk Joko, who also collected donations to build the temple for Buddha.

Although it initially was housed in a small wooden temple, the Great Buddha now stands in the open air as the original temple was cleaned away in a tsunami in the 15th century.

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